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Friday, August 16, 2013

Twitter founder to speak at university September 19

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and one of the youngest tech executives in Silicon Valley, will address students and local entrepreneurs at the University of Waterloo this fall.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Waterloo ranked among top 50 globally for engineering and technology

For the second consecutive year, the University of Waterloo has been ranked among the top 50 universities for academic achievement in the category of engineering/ technology and computer science according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Thursday, August 15, 2013

ECE faculty and students capture best paper award


A paper by electrical and computer engineering graduate students Frank Imeson and Ariq Emtenan, and professors Siddharth Garg and Mahesh Tripunitara won the Best Student Paper award at the 2013 Usenix Security Symposium held August 14-16 in Washington, D.C. Their winning paper is entitled "Securing Computer Hardware Using 3D Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology and Split Manufacturing for Obfuscation." [symposium website]

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UWaterloo is the only Canadian university to make the top 25 schools "churning out" entrepreneurs

The University of Waterloo is the only Canadian university to make the top 25 schools that are "churning out successful entrepreneurs", according to CrunchBase, a free online database of technology companies, people and investors. CrunchBase's data shows Stanford as the top institution for producing entrepreneurs. Waterloo ranks in 20th place, followed by Princeton University. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Engineering startup launched at DreamIt NYC Demo Day

A Waterloo Engineering startup was featured at DreamIt NYC Demo Day held in New York City on August 6 for the media, venture capital firms, law firms, advisors, and other investors. As reported by Mashable.com.,  GamePress was one of 15 companies launched by DreamIt Ventures' accelerator program. The startups represented a wide range of topics, from video games to data aggregation platforms.

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